Conscience and Authority in the Medieval Church by Alexander Murray

By Alexander Murray

Alexander Murray has lengthy had an highbrow curiosity within the historical past of faith - suffering among his in-built anti-clericism and his said monastic leanings. The 5 essays in judgment of right and wrong and Authority within the Medieval Church tackle this dialectic, addressing the tough courting among deepest judgment of right and wrong and public authority within the 12th and 13th centuries. In any association, political, army, advertisement, or non secular, the connection of sense of right and wrong and authority is usually very likely fraught, and will create dilemmas either for these in authority and people with no. This quantity files how our eu predecessors approached and handled an identical dilemmas as we are facing within the glossy global.

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Philiberti in Mon. Germ. , Script. rer. , V, 593. (My ‘moral’ reading of the story differs from Vogel’s). The word confessio: Poschmann, Penance and Anointing, 138, modified by Rubellin, ‘Vision de la société chrétienne’, 58. 29 Listed by J. Avril, ‘À propos du “proprius sacerdos”: Quelques réflexions sur les pouvoirs du prêtre de paroisse’, Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law. Salamanca, 21–25 September 1976 (Vatican City, 1980), 471–6, 474, and in the same author’s ‘Remarques’, 350–8.

139, for the eighth and ninth centuries. 9 F. Barlow, The English Church, 1066–1154 (London and New York, 1979), 138 [my emphasis]; cf. 147, 164; cf. Barlow, The English Church, 1000–1066 (London and New York, 1979), 265, 268, 271. 11 It shows how the question was born; that it is still alive; and that it is worth trying to answer. It does not imply an undertaking to answer it; but I shall try. BEFORE THE MILLENNIUM I must start with a brief history of the first millennium ad. Prima facie our problem is not one at all.

The deep division this time is between ideal and actual, between what human beings wish or believe should be— the Latin gerundive—and what is. If our study of history, too, is to split up, it cannot perform the most valuable function it has for us, of putting our own pieces together again, because, seen as a whole, what it teaches is that the division in each of us, between ideal and actual, corresponds to another running right down the history of cultural forms and institutions—Latin grammar and all the others—and hence, on a day-to-day basis, of politics, war, and so on.

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